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Advances in Gene Therapy: The End of the Era of Incurable Genetic Diseases?

Editing an individual’s DNA, to prevent or treat a genetic disease, at one time seemed an impossible task. Remarkably, we are now living in an age of medical development where decades of laboratory research have been successfully translated into gene therapies suitable for human use. Gene therapy may, for example,...

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Big Tech, Smaller Footprint – Renewable Energy and Tech Industry

A recent report by the Solar Energy Industries Association[a] has drawn attention to the utilisation of solar power in big tech companies in the USA with Apple, Amazon and Google each ranked in the top US companies for installed solar energy capacity. Apple led the way with 393.3 megawatts in...

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How can Digital Tech Companies Help Tackle Mental Health?

Mental health has been the subject of increasing public attention in recent years. As well as affecting individuals’ quality of life, poor mental health exacts a significant economic toll: by some estimates depression alone costs the British economy in the region of £100 billion a year through lost productivity and...

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Big Tech Companies on the Healthcare Market

When you hear about the likes of “Apple”, “Amazon”, “Facebook”, “Google” and Microsoft”, healthcare is not typically the first thing that springs to mind. However, in recent years these tech giants have been emerging in the healthcare sector. What triggered this diversity in their market strategy? How might this affect...

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Do the latest sales figures and patent activity suggest the electric vehicle market is stalling?

Sales of low-emission cars recently fell in the UK for the first time in over two years in a development that the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders called a “grave concern” for the industry. Meanwhile, Toyota has opened up almost 24,000 of its hard-earned patents related to low-emission vehicles...

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